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The Loxleys and the War of 1812

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On June 18th, 1812, the United States of America declared war on Great Britain and looked to conquering Canada as the first military objective of the war.

This beautifully created graphic novel introduces the Loxleys, a Canadian family living in the Niagara peninsula, as they're torn apart by the American invasion, and the subsequent war that raged across both countries as
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Published May 2012 by Renegade Arts Entertainment (first published April 2012)
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Randy
The story of the War of 1812-14 is told through the Loxley family. It begins with several generations of the family all living together in the Niagara region, having settled there after fleeing the US during the Revolutionary War. As the war begins, the men of the family, join the militia to support Britain and guard their property against expansionist America. The characters allow for various battles and fronts of the war to be explained, as well as seeing the effects the war has on families wh ...more
Duckpondwithoutducks
This graphic novel is a good introduction to a war that is not so well-known, the War of 1812, between the United States and Canada. It was released to tie in with 2012 being the bicentennial anniversary of the start of that war. I thought in parts it was a bit melodramatic, and the characters too impossibly square-jawed for reality, but I enjoyed it, nonetheless!
Russell
Pretty interesting graphic novel that follows one Canadian family through the War of 1812. It became the textbook for the portion of my Social Studies 10 class as we were studying the war.
Jan-Olaf
Got this at the Calgary Comic Expo. Good read with a small history of 1812 included.
Dan Weiss
A very biased view of the War of 1812, but that is part of its strength. It is written from the perspective of the Canadians - whom we Americans sometimes forget we invaded. We remember Jackson, they remember Brock; we remember Baltimore, they remember the Raisin. Most of what is covered in here is covered as introductory points or footnotes in American documentaries. Conversely, Jackson, Baltimore, and the rest are mentioned here at the end. Not great as a graphic novel, not superior as a histo ...more
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